The majority of the coins stayed relatively close to pre-sale estimates, and met expectations. However, as usual there were both upside surprises and also some coins that fell far short of their estimates. The general theme that emerged was that scarce & rare varieties that were in mid-to-low grades did not do very well (price-wise). Here are a few of the most notable examples:
It was apparently a good day to be bargain hunting among rare half cent varieties!
As I mentioned above, there were also some surprises on the upside of prices. A few of these include:
Note that all these coins rank very high in the condition census. The trend that emerges from these high-side surprises is that Quality is still King!
I will try to share some impressions from the large cent portion of the sale a little later.